Actress Shirley Douglas Dead at 86: Son Kiefer Sutherland Pays Tribute to His 'Extraordinary' Mother

Douglas, who was born on April 2, 1934, in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada, was the daughter of Canada medicare founder Tommy Douglas.

Throughout her acting career, she starred in many films, including 1962’s Stanley Kubrick-directed film Lolita and the David Cronenberg-directed 1988 film Dead Ringers.

Among her many TV roles was an arc as Professor Dunwoody on Degrassi: The Next Generation.

In addition to her film credits, Douglas was known for her activist work, supporting causes such as public health care, civil rights and the Black Panthers. She also co-founded the first chapter of the Performing Artists for Nuclear Disarmament in Canada.

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